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Teeny Tiny Baby Octopus 🐙 Pattern 
By Rosemarie Neumayer

Abbreviations (American style)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet 
sts = stitchs
sl st = slip stitch
Inc = increase 
Dec = decrease (use blind decrease method for best results)
RND = round (This pattern is made up in the round as it is circular. The work keeps going around and around, use a stitch marker to keep your place at the start of each round. This is the same as a row when doing regular crochet just with a different name to indicate it is circular.)
FO = finish off (leave a long tail for sewing up with whip stitch)

RND 1 - make a slip knot then ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd stitch from the hook (pull slip knot tight and knot off)
RND 2 - Inc all around (12 sts)
RND 3 - 1 sc, Inc (18 sts)
RND 4 to RND 6 - sc around (3 RNDs)
RND 7 - 1 sc, Dec (12 sts) stuff here with polyester or yarn ends
RND 8 - Dec all (6 sts), stuff a little more and FO

RND 1 - make a slip knot (leave a long tail for this one), ch 2, [sl st to 2nd stitch from hook, ch 6] x 8 . Then pull the slip knot tight with all 8 ch 6's in it, FO (sew this to bottom of body)

Use the centre of the 3 RNDs to make the eyes in and the last of the 3 RNDs to make the mouth.

Notes: If you are a fan of "magic loop", start by making your magic loop for the body and then do 6 sc into the magic loop...the rest is the same. 

Also this pattern is great for using up yarn ends, this gives it the different colour changes and is a great way to practice your colour changing skills on the fly!

I use "Bernat Handi Crafter Cotton Yarn" which is medium worsted. Feel free to use what ever you like and have fun! 🤩 I use a 3.50 mm hook to keep tension and my stitches tight.
Incase you are new to the world of “slip knots”, they move! When I say to “pull tight and knot off” this is the end of your slip knot that goes into the stuffie. Putting a knot keeps your stitches from moving and falling out! It also makes the work more stable.
Basic Chair Socks Free Crochet Pattern
By Rosemarie Neumayer

These chair socks help keep your wood floors safe from scratches and also make your chairs slide in and out nice and easy. They are also quiet. Good bye screeching chairs, hello sliding ones!

Supplies and tools needed:
- Size 4 mm hook
- Medium worsted acrylic yarn (the skinnier type)
- Scissors 
- Dressmakers measuring tape
- Darning needle 

For my chair socks, I first measured the circumference of my chair legs with a dressmakers measuring tape (this is the rope type, it is flexible). Even though my chair legs are square, the inches around the leg are still needed for a proper fit. My circumference was 5.5 inches so I made the socks 5.25 inches around. You want them 0.25 inches smaller than you need to fit snugly. 

If your chair legs match mine, then you should be good to go. If not, use the dressmakers measuring tape to find the right circumference for your chairs and adjust the pattern as needed. Use any colour yarn you like, I went with a tan colour so they don't stick out so much as I have a small space. Of course, feel free to be bold, if you like. Have fun!

RND 1 - make a slip knot, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd from hook (8 sts total)*
RND 2 - Inc all around (16 sts total)
RND 3 - lnc, 4 sc, Inc, 4 sc, Inc, 5 sc (19 sts total)
RND 4 - sc around in back loops (1 RND)
RND 5 - sc around (1 RND)
RND 6 to RND 8 - dc around (3 RNDs)
RND 9 - sc around (1 RND)
FO, sew in tail. Put your socks on the chairs (make as many as you need for all the chairs legs) and you are done!

* or use a magic circle and cast 8 sts into it, for all you magic circle peeps out there

Short-forms (American style)
ch = chain
sts = stitches
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet 
lnc = Increase (put two stitches in one)
RND(s) = rounds(s)
FO = finish off (leave a tail and cut off, then sew tail into sock)
Warning! Cute drawings with profanity below!
Example picture of the "What Cheek" free bookmark made up and in use in the ACB. Click link below to download , print and make your own.
This is a picture of the inside cover drawing in my ACB with the bookmark made and coloured and doing it’s thing. To get a copy of the bookmark drawing to colour and make, please click on the “download” button bellow.
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